Valley Forge Christian College

Valley Forge Christian College

Valley Forge Christian College was founded by J. Roswell Flower as a summer Bible school in 1931. In 1939, it was renamed the Eastern Bible Institute, and given its current name in 1976. The main campus of VFCC is located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The college also operates a branch campus in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Valley Forge Christian College offers bachelor's degree programs in the fields of Christian education, business administration, biblical studies, music performance, urban ministry, social work, and world missions, among others. The college also awards master's degrees in Christian leadership, music technology, theology, and worship studies.

The sports teams of Valley Forge Christian College are known as the Patriots. The athletics department of the college sponsors men's and women's teams in basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball. VFCC is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II. Students also participate in intramural sports like softball, kickball, flag football, dodgeball, and basketball.

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Valley Forge Christian College
1401 Charlestown Road
Phoenixville , PA 19460
General Phone: (610) 935-0450

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Valley Forge Christian College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy76bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, theology and religious vocations
Education and Teaching21elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Business and Management11business
Music4music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Valley Forge Christian College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree11513
Associate's degree132
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11

Valley Forge Christian College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Valley Forge Christian College had a total enrollment of 929 students (880 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 8%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 29%
20-21 36%
22-24 16%
25-29 6%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Valley Forge Christian College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 50 %

Valley Forge Christian College Room and Board (2007)

Valley Forge Christian College offers campus housing for 951 of its 880 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Valley Forge Christian College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,940
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,940
Room and board $ 6,990
Room charge $ 3,420
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,570
Books and supplies $ 828
Other expenses $ 3,270

Financial Aid:
Valley Forge Christian College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 330600)

Valley Forge Christian College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$61,4530*
Associate professoracademic year3$60,7492*
Assistant professoracademic year5$50,9928$46,037
All faculty totalacademic year19$58,58910$47,457

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Valley Forge Christian College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Music Performance, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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